The latest news, analysis, services and systems regarding logistics outsourcing and its impact on global supply chains. Today’s companies are transporting and delivering perishables and manufactured goods in a more timely and efficient manner than ever before using third party logistics providers (3PLs). New technologies that provide information during shipments are transforming the way companies work with these providers - and allowing them to stay ahead of the competition in their industries. As 3PL services continue to evolve, businesses are discovering new ways to increase efficiency and cut costs. Learn how companies are using logistics outsourcing solutions to power their supply chains.
Pilot Freight Services, a worldwide provider of transportation and logistics services, recently announced new warehouse locations in Texas and Boston, with an increase in its Foreign Trade Zone capacity in El Paso.
Nolan Transportation Group, a non-asset truckload freight brokerage and provider of third-party logistics services in North America, recently announced the acquisition of Eagle Transportation LLC, a Mississippi-based freight brokerage specializing in temperature-controlled shipping.
HERE, a location data and technology platform, recently announced the launch of HERE Last Mile, a delivery data solution that combines route optimization and navigation systems to meet customer demands.
HERE Last Mile generates and distributes plans to maximize the efficient utilization of an entire fleet of vehicles and drivers, considering multiple constraints such as delivery windows and cost. The driver application helps the driver find the best route to enable an on-time delivery by providing turn-by-turn navigation, with real-time information on traffic flow and incidents and proof of delivery. Dynamic re-planning helps react to last-minute changes including a customer not being able to reception their parcel or the breakdown of a vehicle to propose the most efficient route at any given point in time.
HERE Last Mile relies on HERE Location Services as well as on new enablers tailored for fleet optimization and last mile deliveries. Tour Planning optimizes routes for the entire fleet taking into account delivery windows, job requirements, vehicle capabilities and traffic. HERE Last Mile also supports offline use so that the driver can keep navigating and updating the delivery status even when connectivity is low, for example indoors or in urban canyons. HERE Last Mile is developed to fulfill the requirements of data protection laws.
“HERE Last Mile has been built around drivers’ needs. While making the driver’s job easier by providing integrated navigation and best-in-class route optimization, HERE Last Mile helps fleet operators compete in the demanding market of last mile delivery. With HERE Last Mile, our partners can offer a new delivery experience to their clients thereby increasing customer loyalty and shopper retention,” said Christoph Herzig, Director of Product Management at HERE.
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HERE, a location data and technology platform, moves people, businesses and cities forward by harnessing the power of location. By leveraging our open platform, we empower our customers to achieve better outcomes - from helping a city manage its infrastructure or a business optimize its assets to guiding drivers to their destination safely.
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